This is a robust application by which urology residents and urologists can use images and free-hand drawing to educate their patients about urologic diseases and procedures. The app allows the physician to use a backdrop of basic anatomical areas (i.e male/female urogenital tract, male/female pelvis, prostate and male urethra, etc.), a blank backdrop, or even the option to import an image from ones photo library and use that as the backdrop for drawing. Next, the physician has the option to draw freehand on the backdrop image, write text, or add different elements to an image (i.e. kidney stone, tumor, stent, resectoscope, foley catheter, bladder tumor, etc. (there really are a ton of options here)). Additionally, each image can be manipulated using multitouch technology as well as with controls that appear on the screen by just touching the object. The images can then be saved for use later or can be emailed to patients or colleagues. One of the best features is that the image can either be converted to a pdf version for easy printing or printed wirelessly.
Sexiness of Interface/Ease of Use:
This app has probably the sexiest interface that I have come across compared to other urologic apps. It is quite intuitive and after working with it for a little bit, is very easy to use. Since there are so many options, it may take some time to become proficient at manipulating objects on the screen, but once able, the app is very easy to work with.
This app is most useful for urology residents and practicing urologists to teach their patients about basic urologic diseases and procedures. I would not expect patients to use this without the assistance of a physician. Similarly, although a fun app to work with, I would not find this app to be very useful for medical students to use.
Excellent app (one of the best I’ve come across) that allows physicians to better educate their patients about urologic diseases and procedures via easily manipulated images and urologic elements. With the added feature of allowing wireless printing of images as well as the ability to email images in pdf format, this app in my opinion is a must-have.